Early in our relationship, Brett and I discovered that he is a fan of Valentine’s Day (I think it is over-commercialized) and I am a fan of anniversaries (he can never remember when ours is). We resolved this one gracefully, if I do say so myself. He plans and gifts for Valentine’s. I plan and gift for our anniversary.
This year, I am going to cheat just a little bit. Brett loves Reuben sandwiches. We have traveled far and wide for a good Reuben. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it for him. And look at that, Valentine’s Day just happens to be coming up soon. A teeny, tiny, corned beef filled expression of love for the man who is so supportive, makes me think, and always encourages me to strive for better.
Hot Rueban Dip
Slightly adapted from A Slice of Willamette
16 oz can of sauerkraut, well drained
1 1/2 shredded cheddar
1 1/2 shredded Swiss cheese
6 oz corned beef chopped with the fat removed
1 cup mayonnaise
Crackers, bread toasts, or a spoon.
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Combine all ingredients except about 1/2 cup Swiss and 1/2 cup cheddar.
3) Spread into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top.
4) Bake about 25 minutes and broil for the last 2 to brown the top.